“Get ’em out of here:” Lawsuit against Trump for inciting violence at campaign rally can proceed

From the Courier-Journal report by Grace Schneider:

A federal judge in Louisville said in a ruling that then-candidate Donald Trump incited the use of violence against three protesters when he told supporters at a campaign rally a year ago to “get ’em out of here.”

U. S. District Judge David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky also wrote in an opinion and order released Friday that because violence had broken out at a prior Trump rally and that known hate group members were in the Louisville crowd, Trump’s ordering the removal of an African-American woman was “particularly reckless.”

Text of the memorandum opinion and order here.  For an analysis, see CUNY Law prof Ruthann Robson’s Constitutional Law Prof Blog post. — Joe

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